Website, App and Social Media

As I am sure you have all noticed, things have been a little quiet on the app and social media recently.

We are in the process of redesigning all our online features and are looking forward to launching this in the New Year.

Thank you for your patience while we create something new and exciting.

Merry Christmas x

Introducing Ellis

Hi, my name is Ellis McFarlane.

I have always wanted to look after children and I am currently studying to become a nursery practitioner.

I enjoy watching the children grow and become their own little people. I hope to help children develop and give them enjoyment and happiness.

I trained as a gymnast for 10 years and coached for 4 years. I love to teach gymnastics and help children have a chance to try my favourite sport.

Can It Really Be 20 Years?!

In 1999, Maureen Crandles took over a small nursery with just 30 children. Roll on 20 years and there are now over 500 children, in six locations. Wow!

We would love to see faces, old and new, to help us celebrate this wonderful achievement.

With fun for all the family, it is sure to be a fantastic day!

Nursery Activities

Our nursery activities are due to resume soon, please see detailed below the term dates and costs.


Swimming

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£80.00


Bambino Beats

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£20.00


Tutti Footy

02/09/19 – 29/11/19

£20.00


A permission and payment sheet will be put up outside each room for you to complete if you wish your children to take part in these activities.

As always payment should be made online, over the phone or via the Early Days Nurseries App.  When making any online payment please can you put your child’s name and the activity as a reference.

Online Journals for Leavers

Just a little reminder to any parents of children leaving us soon, to ensure they download their child’s learning journal, or save any photos/videos they wish to keep.

The journals will be kept activated for a week or so to give you time to do this.

This can be done by clicking on the convert to pdf file underneath your child’s profile photo.

You can also select the gallery option which will give you a view of all photos then you can right click and save.

Please let us know if you needs any help with this.

Recipe Of The Week – Banana Loaf

Ingredients –

140g butter, softened (plus extra for the tin),

140g caster sugar,

2 large eggs, beaten,

140g self – raising flour,

1tsp baking powder,

2 very ripe bananas, mashed,

50g icing sugar,

Handful of dried banana chips,


Method – 

  1. Heat oven to 180c / 160c fan / gas mark 4.

  2. Butter a loaf tin and line the base and sides with parchment paper.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas then pour into the loaf tin.

  4. Bake for around 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Cool in the tin for ten minutes then remove to a wire rack.

  6. Mix the icing sugar with 2 – 3 tsp water to make a runny icing, drizzle across the top and decorate with banana chips.

  7. Serve with a glass of milk or a coffee for the grown ups!

Serves 6